Privacy and Security Policy
The university is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of web sites not administered by Sul Ross, including personal web sites hosted on faculty.sulross.edu or any other Sul Ross State University owned servers.
Sites may use forms to collect contact information for university business. Any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) sent to the university is used only to respond to the sender and analyze trends. SRSU may redirect the message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to respond to the inquiry.
The university may share a prospective student's contact information with recruiting or admissions officials in order to facilitate the admissions process if the prospect applies online for scholarships, housing or consideration for special programs before applying for admission to Sul Ross.
Tracking Visitor Activity
- Assessing the usability of the Sul Ross State University web sites
- Determining what information is of most interest to visitors to the sites
- Establishing technical design specifications
- Measuring system performance
- Identifying potential issues associated with the interface or operation of the sites
This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal PII and is not released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law-enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
The sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control.
Sul Ross State University uses Secure Sockets Layer for web forms. A web browser will automatically activate the appropriate security features when initiating a transaction on SRSU web sites. As a minimum, the following information will be protected by SSL:
- Credit, debit and charge card numbers
- Bank account and electronic check information
- Personal identification numbers and passwords
- Social Security number
- E-mail addresses
Any HTML form that collects financial transaction information or numbers, Social Security numbers or passwords will encrypt the e-mail transmitting the information to the department responsible for managing it.
Access to Information
Under the Texas Public Information Act, individuals are entitled, with some exceptions, to receive and review information collected about them via the web. The release of student records is subject to the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
For more on access to information and privacy, see Charges for Public Records and the Information Security Policy, sections of the SRSU Administrative Policy Manual.
If an SRSU web site makes forums or message boards available to users, remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Always exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information.
For information about this privacy statement or the practices of Sul Ross web sites, e-mail the Chief Information Officer.